A BLOG FROM Maertens

A whole year full of energy

Conclusion on our PV system

Our sustainability strategy delivers brilliant results in the truest sense of the word. Throughout the past year, our PV system provided us with plenty of power.

Whether it's energy-efficient lighting, climate-friendly mobility or careful use of resources: we take a conscious and holistic approach to sustainability. "Climate protection is one of the greatest challenges of our time, which is why we are doing our utmost to act in a future-oriented manner and set a good example," emphasises Bernhard Funke, Managing Director of Märtens.

Decarbonisation with brains

The installation of our PV system in 2022 was a big step in the right direction. It covers around 1,800m2 of our roof surfaces and has a total output of around 300 kW. Thanks to the good weather, we were able to celebrate our first climate-neutral day after just a few months in June, as our electricity requirements were covered entirely by self-generated energy from our PV system.

The results and performance data are also more than impressive in other respects. In total, we generated 254 MWh of emission-free energy and achieved a self-sufficiency rate of 70%. This enabled us to save a whopping 102 tonnes of climate-damagingCO2 - a great success and an incentive for us! "Our big goal is, of course, climate neutrality. We have already achieved a lot, but there is still a long way to go. We are currently planning more charging points for electric vehicles at our car parks," reports Bernhard Funke.

Of course, we will keep you up to date here on our blog!